Friday, January 11, 2013

Some New Jewelry...

When it's slow in the shop, I like to make simple jewelry pieces to stock the shelves.  I try to keep things pretty understated and not too crazy.  It's my aim to create very wearable pieces that can be worn alone or worn together.  Above is a picture of all the pieces that I made the other day.  I'm really happy with the way that everything turned out.  From left to right, there's a piece with  multi-colored stones (dyed quartz) and mixed chain, a capped raku bead on a length of copper chain, a mix of earrings, a Swarovski crystal pendant on a silver chain, a ceramic disc from Diane Hawkey hung from a wire-wrapped link chain of dyed tagua nut beads, a Steampunk necklace made with "found objects", a TierraCast button, a filigree pendant with a vintage button, and vintage metal Mala beads, a chain embellished with green turquoise wire-wrapped dangles, and finally a chain embellished with blue impression jasper and blue glass pearls.
One of the things that we sell A LOT of are the handmade earrings.  I think that there is just something nice about artisan-made earrings.  In the top left, there's a pair of lever-back earrings with an antique-silver finish link from Kabela and Swarovski crystals hanging from the bottoms.  On the top and to the right are capped kyanite beads with grey glass pearls at the bottoms hanging from silver earwires from Saki Silver.  On the bottom and to the left are bronze charms made by me with the vintage metal Mala beads.  On the bottom right are a pair composed of blue kyanite and Swarovski crystal pearls.

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